Parish Liturgy Group

The parish liturgy group works closely with the priest to prepare the Sunday liturgy as well as the different highpoints of our liturgical year – Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. It can also help organise different ministry groups involved in parish liturgies, e.g. Ministers of the Word, Ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers.

While we celebrate the same feasts, year after year, in Church, it is important to remember that the community who celebrates these feasts is different. The birth of Jesus might strike someone anew because they have had a new baby, or because they have lost a child. Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection take on a different significance when we have been bereaved, or have suffered, or have recovered after a serious illness. The work of the parish liturgy group is to allow the mysteries of each season be experienced, anew and afresh.

CLICK HERE for Guidelines for Liturgy Groups

Days of Prayer for 2017

World Day of Peace Sunday Jan 1st

World Day of Migrants and Refugees Sunday Jan 15th

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins Wednesday Jan 18th

Catholic Schools’ Week begins Sunday Jan 29

World Day for Consecrated Life Thursday Feb 2

World Day of the Sick Saturday Feb 11

Day of Prayer for Temperance Sunday Feb 26

Special Day of Prayer for Emigrants – St. Patrick’s Day Friday Mar 17

Day of Prayer for Vocations Sunday May 7

World Communications’ Day Sunday May 28

Day for Life Sunday Oct 1

Mission Sunday Sunday Oct 22

Prisoners’ Sunday Sunday Nov 12

Support for Parish Liturgy Groups

Working as a group takes time and patience, and it is important to discover what talent or gift each one brings to the group. If you would like to know more about starting a parish liturgy group, or would like support and resources for your group, please contact Frances Rowland, Diocesan Pastoral Team @ 064 6630538 or email